Internet Plan of the Week: The Astoria

Occasionally Dreambuilder will post plans it has discovered through its ongoing research in architecture and design trends that demonstrate beauty, creative and/or function. In designing your custom home, we can start from scratch — or, if you’ve found a plan, part of a plan or a facade that you like, that can be our starting place…

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Four things to consider before remodeling

Dreambuilder specializes not only in custom homes but in renovations and remodeling projects.  Tremendous value can be added to your home by updating your kitchen or bathrooms, or by adding additional square footage.  Dreambuilder can help you imagine the possibilites and create the design — then, all you have to do is sit back and let us handle all the details.  Contact us today for more information!

CHICAGO – Sept. 9, 2010 – Home remodeling is on the rise. And no wonder. Owners having trouble selling their homes in this sluggish real estate market want to give them as much buyer appeal as they can afford.

Others are deciding that if they can’t move, they might as well make the most of the house they may be calling home for a long time.

After a year of decline in home remodeling, the number of homeowners saying they plan to remodel in the next 12 months increased from last year, according to, a website that provides homeowners remodeling options and has conducted semiannual surveys of owners since 2005.

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Record-Low Mortgage Rates Will Be Gone in 2011: MBA

With rates at record lows, eventually the only place they can go is up!  Now is the best time to build your dream home with Dreambuilder Custom Homes.  Your purchasing power is at an all-time high, meaning you can invest in the special amenties and extra space that will make your home complete.  We have…

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Dreambuilder completes consulting project

Dreambuilder also provides consulting services to businesses looking to improve performance, process and organizational planning.  We recently completed some work for Standard Pacific Homes.  Tom Daddario, sales manager, said this about our work: “We recently asked Shawn back on a consulting basis to conduct training for our staff and provide ongoing process support. Shawn would…

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Jumbo loans plunge to record lows, too

Dreambuilder Custom Homes regularly keeps you updated on current mortgage rates.  These rates apply to homes valued at the government limit of $417,000.  If your loan is higher than this, it is considered in the ‘jumbo’ category and the rate is somewhat higher.  The good news is that these rates have plummeted along with all rates.  Read this article from to find out more about jumbo loans and the current rates, which are around 5%.

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